Man United fans go wild as Liverpool target Christian Benteke favourites tweet linking him with move [Tweets]

Manchester United may be about to enter the race for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, at least according to Man United fans on Twitter.

The 24 year old Belgian star has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool but his £32.5m release clause has seemingly scared off Brendan Rodgers somewhat.

On Wednesday lunchtime, Christian Benteke favourited a tweet from a Manchester United fan saying that Bentekkers is “exactly what we need, just needs to be backup to Rooney”.

Even more bizarrely the tweet didn’t even tag Christian Benteke on Twitter which suggests he sounded out the tweet linking him to Old Trafford.

Following a string of superb performances under Tim Sherwood, Aston Villa have made it clear that they won’t let the highly rated striker leave unless his release clause is met.

Manchester United are certainly in the market for another striker with Wayne Rooney’s only back-up currently Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and James Wilson.

We’ve collated the best tweets from over-excited Manchester United fans below a screenshot of the tweet he favourited: